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2016 Spring Advising Series

1. First-year and new Transfer Student who began Fall 2015 or Spring 2016:

2. Sophomores and Beyond: Prepare for 3rd/4th year:

  • Computer Engineers – coming soon
  • Electrical Engineers – Slides .pdf with links to advising topics; SO-JR Handout

3. General Education for catalog year 2015-16    Slides w/Links

4. How to Transfer Credits from Elsewhere     Slides w/Links

  • Contact: transfer@mtu.edu

5. What is a degree audit and how to use it       Slides w/Links

6. Study Abroad information   Slides w/Links


CS1141, CS1142 and CS3421 changes 2016

If you took CS1141 by end of spring/summer 2016, AND plan to take CS3421, Computer Organization Fall 2016 or later, then take CS1040, Assembly Programming, spring, summer or fall 2016.

If you complete(d) both CS1141 and CS3421 by spring 2016, you do not need CS1040.

If you take both CS1142 & CS3421 after spring 2016, you do not need to take CS1040.
As of Fall 2016, CS1141 becomes CS1142 and the prerequisite for CS3421. After completion of CS1122 or CS1131, you can take CS1142 and then CS3421 the following semester.

Beginning Fall 2016:

CS1142 , 3 credits, replaces CS1141 + 1 cr CS3421. The title is “Programming at the Hardware/Software Interface”.

CS3421 becomes 3 credits (was 4 cr.) The prerequisite is CS1142(was CS1122 or 1131).


Certficate phase out

1. “Certificates” for undergraduate students will be phased out at MTU, effective fall 2016.

CEPE – the Certificate in Electric Power Engineering details:

Students who signed up to pursue the certificate by Spring 2016, using catalog
year 2015-16 may be able to complete the certificate while pursuing their BS degree.

Sophomore students may complete the certificate courses in spring of 2016 or 2017, if they already signed up.
Fall 2015 and later students might consider changing their catalog year to 2017 to pursue the new concentration in power- see last paragraph. (recommended in lieu of the CEPE certificate)

To drop the certificate if you decide not to pursue it, go to the Registrar’s Office or email registrar@mtu.edu

EE3120 – Electric Energy Systems is the prerequisite course for the power engineering courses on the certificate and the concentration.

Regarding other certificates at MTU – some will be replaced with minors
and the student should pursue the appropriate minor instead.

The CHEV Hybrid Electric Vehicle Certificate is advised by Marlene Lappeus
in 811 MEEM.

2. A concentration in Electric Power Engineering will be available with the
fall 2017 BSEE degree requirements. Current students may change to the 2017
requirements and pursue the electric power concentration if desired. For students
who began here before fall 2015, this means also using the new gen ed
requirements.


2015 Spring Advising meetings – videos

Have your flowchart handy and be ready to take notes:

1) EE and CpE Students who began 2014-2015, freshmen and transfer students: Spring Advising Meeting (20 min.)  Slides with hyperlinks.

2) CpE sophomores, juniors, and seniors not yet graduatingSpring 2015 Advising Meeting. (16 min) Slides with hyperlinks.

3) EE sophomores, juniors and seniors not yet graduatingSpring 2015 Advising Meeting (21 min). Slides with hyperlinks.

4) Gen ed:  applies to 2014-15 and 2013-2014 catalog years General Education requirements (5 min.):    Intended for 2014-15 freshmen and new transfer students, AND students who began fall 2013 or spring 2014.  Slides with hyperlinks.

5)  All EE and CpE majors:  Degree Audit – What is it? (5 min)  Explains how degree requirements are defined, how to use your online degree audit report, and what to do before your graduation semester.  Slides with hyperlinks.

6) All EE and CpE majors: How to Transfer Credits from elsewhere video. Explains how to transfer credits, the rules, and what to do if you are taking a prerequisite course needed for registration of another course. Slides with hyperlinks.

7)  All who are curious about a  Study-Abroad semester (5 min)-Updates: EE3901 now offered fall and spring; Pre-approval required for EPS project; new Study Abroad Webpages for locations. Learn how to start planning, search for courses and locations, finding EE or CS courses, European Project Semester (EPS), benefits of studying abroad.  Slides with hyperlinks.


Environmental Applications concentration – BSEE

The concentration in Environmental Applications with the bachelor of science in electrical engineering helps prepare students to contribute as EE’s in fields related to environmental quality. Opportunities exist in environmental remote sensing, air quality, water quality, and related fields.

The concentration may be pursued using the 2015-2016 catalog year or later.

Concentration coursework, 18 credits:  (2015-2016)
(may be completed in years 3 and 4)

ENVE3501 Environmental Engineering Fundamentals
ENVE3502 Environmental Monitoring & Measurement
Remote sensing sequence:  1. EE4252 and GE4250 or 2. EE3090 and EE3190
Two Environmental Quality Engineering courses from this list:
ENVE4502 Wastewater Treatment Principles and Design
ENVE4503 Drinking Water Treatment Principles and Design
ENVE4504 Air Quality Engineering and Science
ENVE4505 Surface Water Quality Engineering
ENVE4507 Application of Sustainability Principles
ENVE4511 Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
ENVE4512 Green Engineering Design for Sustainability

See Judy Donahue, EERC 131, for help with planning. Call 487-2550 to schedule an advising appointment.

The concentration credits take the place of EE3250, Approved electives, and 9cr. EE electives on the BSEE.


Biomedical Applications concentration – BSEE

The concentration in Biomedical Applications with the bachelor of science in electrical engineering helps prepare students to contribute as EE’s in the medical field, biomedical instrumentation, medical imaging and related areas.

The concentration may be pursued using the 2015-2016 catalog year or later.

Concentration coursework, 19 credits: (2015-2016)

BL2010 Anatomy & Physiology I
BE2400 Cellular & Molecular Biology
BL2020 Anatomy & Physiology II
BE3700 & 3701  Bio-Instrumentation and Lab
BE3300 or BE2800 Bomechanics I or Biomaterials I
Biomedical elective: BE3350, BE3800, BE4250, BE4610, BE4700, or EE4252

The Biomedical Applications concentration credits take the place of EE3120, approved electives, free elective and 9 cr. EE electives on the BSEE.

See Judy Donahue in EERC 131 for help with planning. Call 487-2550 to schedule and advising appointment.


FE Exam Information

Visit  ncees.org/exams for information regarding the FE exam, preparation, exam schedule, cost, and other details.

Computer engineers typically don’t take the FE exam.

For EE majors, becoming a PE (Professional Engineer) is not a requirement for most positions, but is desirable. It is required for consulting-type areas and for legal areas (legislature, public services commission or the courts).  Utilities, Architecture and Engineering (A and E) Firms may require PE registration for upper level positions.

First-year engineering courses, sophomore core courses plus your area(s) of specialty have helped prepare you.

EC3400 – Economic Decision Analysis is a good course to help prepare for the exam. It can count as an upper-level HASS elective or free elective.

EE4240 – Intro. to MEMS includes topics in micro electro mechanical systems that are helpful in preparation for the FE Exam as well. EE4240 applies to the BSEE as 4 credits of EE electives, or may apply as approved or free electives.  It can be a CpE technical elective for CpE’s.

Take the exam during your Senior year. You can study on your own following the topics described on the FE exam website.

Electrical and Computer CBT exam specifications

When will the CBT exams be offered?
The FE and FS will be administered during four testing windows throughout the year: January–February, April–May, July–August, and October–November. Registration will be open year-round.

Where will I take my CBT exam?
The exams will be administered at approved Pearson VUE testing centers:  at Michigan Tech, in the Library’s Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning.

What is professional engineering registration and why should I seek to be a registered professional engineer?

Some types of engineering jobs require professional registration. If you might start your own business and call yourself a consultant, most states require the PE designation. Consulting work and some types of design work are greatly facilitated by professional registration.

If you become a registered professional engineer, you may append the initials “P.E” after your name on your business cards.

The first step: To become a registered professional engineer you must first take the fundamentals of engineering exam administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

Once you pass the FE exam, you become designated “engineer-intern”.  You remain in this status until you have practiced engineering for a designated number of years.  The amount of time you need to practice before becoming registered varies from state to state.  See the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying web site for details.


Photonics changes for 2012-2013 and beyond

The Photonics course sequence has changed and some courses are offered in different semesters than what the flowcharts for 2011 and earlier show.

EE3090, Introduction to Geometric and Wave Optics, is offered in fall semesters.  EE3090 replaces EE2190, Introduction to Photonics.  Complete Diff Eq and PH2200 prior to EE3090.  Take EE3140 along with EE3090.

EE3190, Optical Sensing and Imaging will be offered in spring semesters beginning Spring 2014.

EE3291/3391 will be offered in fall semesters beginning Fall 2014.

EE4441, The Laser, will and have a lab beginning Spring 2015. 4 credits.

Updated flowcharts are available on the ECE Advising page.

Cool Beams.